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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A&S: The College


Mission Statement

The College of William and Mary, a public university in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William and Mary is proud of its role as the Alma Mater of generations of American patriots, leaders and public servants. Now, in its fourth century, it continues this tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Its moderate size, dedicated faculty, and distinctive history give William and Mary a unique character among public institutions, and create a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and teachers.

The university’s predominantly residential undergraduate program provides a broad liberal education in a stimulating academic environment enhanced by a talented and diverse student body. This nationally acclaimed undergraduate program is integrated with selected graduate and professional programs in five faculties - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, and Marine Science. Masters and doctoral programs in the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, business, education, and law provide a wide variety of intellectual opportunities for students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

At William and Mary, teaching, research, and public service are linked through programs designed to preserve, transmit, and expand knowledge. Effective teaching imparts knowledge and encourages the intellectual development of both student and teacher. Quality research supports the educational program by introducing students to the challenge and excitement of original discovery, and is a source of the knowledge and understanding needed for a better society. The university recognizes its special responsibility to the citizens of Virginia through public and community service to the Commonwealth as well as to national and international communities. Teaching, research, and public service are all integral parts of the mission of William and Mary.


In fulfilling its mission, William and Mary adopts the following specific goals:

  • to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds;
  • to develop a diverse faculty which is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in both teaching and research;
  • to provide a challenging undergraduate program with a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that encourages creativity, independent thought, and intellectual depth, breadth, and curiosity;
  • to offer high quality graduate and professional programs that prepare students for intellectual, professional, and public leadership;
  • to instill in its students an appreciation for the human condition, a concern for the public well-being, and a life-long commitment to learning; and
  • to use the scholarship and skills of its faculty and students to further human knowledge and understanding, and to address specific problems confronting the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.

Administrative Officers


Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98

Board of Visitors

(As of July 1, 2012)

Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73, Rector
Charles A. Banks III, HON. '05, Vice Rector
Dennis H. Liberson ’78, Secretary

Kendrick F. Ashton, Jr. '98
Ann Green Baise
Keith S. Fimian '78
Edward L. Flippen, M.B.A. '67, J.D. '74
Laura L. Flippin '92
Thomas R. Frantz '70, J.D. '73, M.L.T. '81
John E. Littel
Leigh A. Pence '00
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr., HON. '08
Robert E. Scott, J.D. ’68
Peter A. Snyder '94
Todd A. Stottlemyer '85
Michael Tang ’76
John C. Thomas

Student Representatives

Curtis A. Mills College of William and Mary
Jessica C. Salazar Richard Bland College

Faculty Representatives

William J. Hausman '71 College of William and Mary
To be appointed Richard Bland College

Administration for Graduate Affairs

 W. Taylor Reveley, III   President
 Michael R. Halleran   Provost
 Dennis Manos   Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
 Virginia M. Ambler ’88   Vice President for Student Affairs
 Samuel E. Jones ’75   Vice President for Finance
 Anna B. Martin   Vice President for Administration
 Sean M. Pieri   Vice President for University Development
 Katharine Conley   Dean of Arts and Sciences
 John P. Swaddle   Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Arts and Sciences
 John T. Wells Dean, School of Marine Science and Director
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
 Linda Schaffner   Associate Dean of Academic Studies, School of Marine Science
 Lawrence B. Pulley ’74   Dean, Mason School of Business
 Jon E. Krapfl   Associate Dean, Mason School of Business
 J. Robert Mooney   Chief Financial Officer, Mason School of Business
 David H. Murray   Assistant Dean for Information Technology
Mason School of Business
 Deborah Hewitt Assistant Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program
Mason School of Business
 Prabhu K. Aggarwal Assistant Dean for Executive and Professional Programs
Mason School of Business
 G. Thomas White Assistant Dean for Accounting Programs
Mason School of Business
 William T. Geary Assistant Dean for the Undergraduate Program
Mason School of Business
 Linda Noble Espahbodi Director of the Master of Accounting Program
Mason School of Business
 Carlane J. Pittman ’03 Director of the MBA Program
Mason School of Business
 Susan C. Hughes Director of the Executive MBA Program
Mason School of Business
 Christopher P. Adkins Director of the Undergraduate Program
Mason School of Business
 Rosanna Koppelmann Director of Center for Corporate Education and Flex
Program, Mason School of Business
 Amanda Barth Director of MBA Admissions
Mason School of Business
 Peggy Gesing Director of MBA CareerPREP
Mason School of Business
 Kathryn P. Butuceanu Director of Administration
Mason School of Business
 Andrea Sardone Chief Marketing Officer
Mason School of Business
 Charlotte D. Brown Director of Business Library
Mason School of Business
 Kimberly A. Sperling Director of Development
Mason School of Business
 Davison M. Douglas Dean and Chancellor Professor of Law
William & Mary School of Law
 Eric A. Kades Vice Dean and Chancellor Professor of Law
William & Mary School of Law
 Ron Rosenberg Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
William & Mary School of Law
 I. Trotter Hardy Associate Dean for Technology and Professor of Law
William & Mary School of Law
 James S. Heller Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
William & Mary School of Law
 Lizbeth A.S. Jackson Associate Dean for Administration
William & Mary School of Law
 Chris B. Creech Associate Registrar
William & Mary School of Law
 Robert E. Kaplan Associate Dean for Career Services/Director, Externships
William & Mary School of Law
 Sarah F. Kellam Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs
William & Mary School of Law
 Terri T. Lorincz Chief Financial Officer/Controller, Law School Foundation
William & Mary School of Law
 Faye F. Shealy Associate Dean for Admission
William & Mary School of Law
 Virginia L. McLaughlin ’71 Dean, School of Education
 Michael DiPaola Chancellor Professor of Education
School of Education
 Thomas J. Ward Associate Dean for Academic Programs
School of Education
 Dorothy S. Osborne   Assistant Dean for Admissions, School of Education
 Christopher Gareis   Associate Dean for Teacher Education/Professional
Services, School of Education
 Ronald Hoffman Director, Omohundro Institute of Early
American History and Culture
 Carrie Cooper   Dean of University Libraries
 Edward P. Irish Director, Student Financial Aid
 Sara L. Marchello University Registrar
 Patricia M. Volp Dean of Students
 Mark Constantine Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
 W. Fanchon Glover ’99 Asst to the President for Diversity and Community Initiatives
 Deborah Boykin ’76   Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director, Residence Life
 Warrenetta C. Mann   Director, Counseling Center
 Vernon J. Hurte Director, Center for Student Diversity
 Linda Knight Director, Recreational Sports
 Virginia Wells Director, Student Health Services
 Mary Schilling Director, Career Center
 Robert Knowlton Director, Sadler Center/Campus Center